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Part 1 of the Democratic Debate on  CNN July 30, 2019

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I am watching. I hate to be thinking what I am now. I have read and discussed all I can about Medicare For All. I think and believe it would be the best possible for everyone. But most people don't know enough so i think we may be better off to go for a Public Option choice. Just like the Medicare for All bill that includes 100% rather than the current 80% Medicare currently pays AND include dental and eyeglasses.

When people choose it, or have to get it if they lose their insurance or have a long term serious debilitating illness or injury they will find it is best. Over time most people will choose to buy Medicare rather than pay too much so insurance companies can make a profit.

 

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I do prefer the concept of Medicare for all rather than the Republican concept of Medicare cuts for all.  

I think that may be the way we need to go, Herring. 

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https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/your-medicare-coverage-choices/whats-medicare

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:

  • People who are 65 or older
  • Certain younger people with disabilities
  • People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)

There are different parts of medicare now. 

Medicare for all is is everyone gets medicare. Which is a nice concept but how will the hospital, clinics, nursing home, home care agency, Mltc, SAR, "team" get reimbursed?

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Right now we are still spending more money on tertiary care and quaternary care. Rather than on primary care.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/primary-secondary-tertiary-and-quaternary-care-2615354

The honest truth is we try our best to provide the best care to our patients, but many times we work short staff because many nurses are either leaving the profession from burnout or becoming a travel nurse. 

Here are some articles:

https://www.registerednursing.org/why-new-nurses-leaving-profession/

https://www.travelnursing.org/salary-and-benefits.php

 

Doctors are not being allowed to complete residency positions because they went to a Caribbean Medical School (what they could afford). These same doctors are janitors, taxi drivers, medical technicians,  nurses, they take any job to survive. The shortage of physicians is because they will not allow more residency positions especially in rural areas of this country. 

Here are some articles: 

https://www.imprintproject.org/spotlight-on-minnesota-opening-a-pathway-for-international-medical-graduates-to-practice-medicine-in-minnesota/

https://www.sgu.edu/blog/medical/how-to-find-img-friendly-residency-programs/

 

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I apologize the links did not work. Hopefully tonight  CNN allows the debate to be live stream like NBC. 

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2 hours ago, luv2 said:

https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/your-medicare-coverage-choices/whats-medicare

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:

  • People who are 65 or older
  • Certain younger people with disabilities
  • People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)

There are different parts of medicare now. 

Medicare for all is is everyone gets medicare. Which is a nice concept but how will the hospital, clinics, nursing home, home care agency, Mltc, SAR, "team" get reimbursed?

They will get reimbursed with the dollars that will not go to Insurance company CEOs and to pay dividends to stock holders. 

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39 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

They will get reimbursed with the dollars that will not go to Insurance company CEOs and to pay dividends to stock holders. 

Except that insurance works for a vast majority of Americans who won’t be to thrilled to give it up for Medicare.

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